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    Mastering Kitesurfing Jumps

    Mastering the Technique of Kitesurfing Jumps. Watersports Warehouse Blog

    Kitesurfing is the exhilarating sport that blends wind and waves, offering a unique and unforgettable experience shared with mother nature. If you aspire to lifting your kitesurfing adventures to new heights, then mastering the art of jumping is top of the list. In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps to jump high and land with finesse.

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    Wave Period: A beginners guide to Understanding

    Wave period. Watersports Warehouse, Cape Town

    Whether you’re a neophyte catching waves or a seasoned expert, the concept of ‘wave period‘ has more than likely come up in your post- kite surf banter at the beach at least once during your kite surfing endeavors. Essentially, wave period refers to the duration, measured in seconds, between two successive wave crests—the pinnacle of the waves, to be precise.

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    Foilboards- How to choose the right one.

    F-One foil boards for sale, Watersports Warehouse, Cape Town

    A foilboard needs just enough volume to float, but not too much so it doesn’t hamper the take-off, turning abilities, speed, and overall session.  As the various foiling disciplines are moving forward at a rapid rate, riders are beginning to push more, jump higher, or making new moves, so finding the perfect balance between volume and size, stiffness and strength are some of the key elements in how to choose a foilboard.

    Below is a guide to help you choose the the right board, with a focus on the F-One range of boards. It’s important to keep in mind that your decision should depends on your skill level, your weight, your usual riding conditions, and your chosen discipline.

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    Wetsuit Care – The 9 essential do’s and don’ts.

    Wetsuit care

    The proper wetsuit care and maintenance is vitally essential to ensure your suits longevity and to keep it smelling clean and fresh. By following these straight forward guidelines, you can maximize the lifespan of your wetsuit and avoid becoming “that person” at the beach.

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    “How to” Wakesurf Guide

    Wakesurfing is a sport that can be done on just about any open body of water, and some say that it’s been around since as early as the 1920’s. The sport only really gained its popularity thou in the 1960’s by a couple surfboard companies who claimed to have made wake-specific boards. Wake surfing is an extreme sport that requires balance, strength and coordination, but can be enjoyed by almost anyone. We’ve put together a beginner-friendly guide that will teach you all about wake surfing and get you up and riding.

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    How to choose an F-One foil?

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    hydrofoils and foils for sale, Watersports Warehouse, Cape Town

    F-ONE doesn’t compromise on their build quality, no matter what the product is and their hydrofoil range is the most comprehensive, modular, and accessible range they’ve made to date.

    Below is a guide on how to help you choose your F-ONE foil. Its important to remember that the setup you use will vary depending on your skill level, your weight, the conditions, and the discipline you choose to do.

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    Choosing the right Mystic Kite Harness.

    Mystic Kite harnesses for sale, Watersports Warehouse, Cape Town

    Your Mystic kite harnesses is an essential part of your kiting gear. Having the best back support possible is of utmost importance to keep things safe and have you performing at your best.

    Waist & Seat Harnesses

    So what kind of harness do you need? This depends on a number of different factors. The first factor to consider is whether to go with a waist harness and a seat harness. The great thing about a waist harness is the freedom of movement that you’ll get. This is perfect for freestyling, free riding, big airs and wave riding. A seat harness makes it easier to take off and keeping you stable due to the lower tow point that it offers. You’ll generally see seat harnesses at kitesurfing‘s schools and beginners using them, but they can also be a great option for your seasoned surfer, opening up a whole new world and approach to the discipline of your choice.

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    Adjusting back lines on F-one kites

    This article explains how to tune your back line settings on all F-one kites since the 2020 kites were released. The copy has been copied from the official F-one website.

    SHEETED IN The back line is released and the forces go through the front connector. The bar pressure increases and the manoeuvrability is less direct. It offers a very progressive bar with a feeling of a sheeted out back connector while we sheet in, therefore the pressure increases progressively.

    SHEETED OUT The kite tilts and the back line stiffens. The tensions move to the trailing edge which has several effects: – less flapping – better start – manoeuvrability with less pressure.

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